3D-2D Perspective Mapping in Excel – part #1

01/31/2011

In computer graphics we often need to be able to display a three-dimensional image in two dimensions and preserve the perspective appearance. If we walk on a straight road, it appears that the road narrows with the distance. This is the perspective effect and it is a result of mapping a three-dimensional image on a two-dimensional surface (i.e. a computer monitor, a screen, or the retina of the eye). This tutorial…

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Basic 3D-2D (Perspective) Visualization

09/27/2010

The first two worksheets of this Excel workbook illustrate the creation and display of a rectangle by using a 2D scatter plot. They also show how to adjust its size, translate and rotate it. In the third worksheet a wire-frame cube is created. 3D-2D persective calculations are done. The cube can be zoomed and it can also be rotated in azimuth and altitude using simple macros. [sociallocker][/sociallocker]

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Roller Coaster

A roller coaster in Exel 2003 in 3-dimension (perspective view). To start de ride after download, click the little sun icon in the NE corner of the chart. Most of the calculations are done in the spreadsheet with very little VBA as a “glue”. The display is created on a plain 2D scatter plot. [sociallocker][/sociallocker]

09/20/2010
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